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Friedrich Ships New AC Platform

SAN ANTONIO — Friedrich, the
127-year-old premium room air maker,
has launched a new AC platform
called Kühl that features interchangeable
front panels in six designer colors
plus white.

The American manufacturer says
Kühl (pronounced “cool”) is currently
the only U.S.-distributed room air
conditioner to offer the interchangeable

The line, which was slated to hit the
market late last month, ships in silver,
and consumers can opt to purchase
additional panels in deep red, cobalt
blue, pink, beige, black and white for
$50 each.

The units themselves carry manufacturer
suggested retails of between
$969 and $2,149, with the higher
price points reserved for larger capacity
units and Friedrich’s Kühl +
models that provide heat as well as
cooling functionality. The company
expects actual retail pricing will be

The Energy Star-rated ACs are
available in 7,900 Btu/h to 36,000
Btu/h models, and come with a slidein/
slide-out chassis for easier installation
in a window or through the wall.

Other features include:

• a five-year limited warranty on the
refrigeration system;

• heavy-gauge steel, rifled copper
tubing, and totally enclosed, commercial-
grade fan motors to prevent unit

• aluminum end plates; and

• a rugged, sealed control panel with
four operating options.